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Dr. Sarah Bowman

Dr. Bowman, Dr. Lynch, & Dr. Banks

Wondering what historians really do? Interested in how you can write better? Want to know what goes into developing your own research questions and finding your own primary sources? CSU students learn the practical techniques of historical work in HIST 3125: Historical Methods, offered every semester. 



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Research-in-Progress Seminar
Friday, 8 March at 5:30PM - Foundation Properties Boardroom, One Arsenal Place (3rd Floor)
Current MA students and faculty will present their ongoing research projects for initial feedback. This event is open to all. Convocation credit is available for students.

Mildred Miller Fort Scholar Guest Lecture
Tuesday, 12 March at 12:30PM - Schuster 130 (Main Campus)
Join the Department and the Center for Global Engagement as the visiting Mildred Miller Fort Scholar of European History, Dr. Cornelia Wilhelm (LMU Munich), will be speaking on "The 'Last Generation of the German Rabbinate' in the United States: The Transatlantic Legacy of a Modern Jewish Leadership, 1933-1999." All in the community are welcome to attend, and convocation credit/ILC credit will be available for students.

Trip to Roosevelt's "Little White House"
Friday, 12 April - 8:30AM departure for Warm Springs

We will be taking current CSU students to President Franklin Roosevelt's "Little White House" historic site to explore the home, its history with FDR, and the role the area served in the fight against polio. There will also be a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the FDR's death. Free admission will be provided along with lunch, and two convocation credits will be available.

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Sarah Bowman

Katherine Hinzman ’15

“The CSU History Department provided me with a foundational methodological approach that I continue to exercise to this day. The relationships I established with professors there allowed me to develop essays in a way that set me on the right track to writing and exploring larger and broader topics and theories in academia. I particularly benefitted…from the department’s encouragement to undertake history courses as a visiting student at Oxford through CSU's Center for Global Engagement. This is what ultimately led me to apply and pursue my Masters at Oxford following my graduation from CSU and continue with my doctoral research in the UK.”

Katherine is now an art history PhD candidate at the University of York, focusing on the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones.